School Nature Walk Guides

Share nature with children! On weekday mornings in the spring and fall, volunteer guides lead nature discovery activities, tell stories, and play games while taking small groups of K-6th graders on school nature walks through the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park.

No experience is necessary; training covers everything from natural history to storytelling to teaching techniques. Guides commit to leading one walk per week (two-three hours) for one season at a time. Training happens in March-April and September. Check out our Overview of the program and our spring 2020 guide training calendar. Come to our Spring Volunteer Information Session on March 18, from 6-7:30 at our Yurt in Alton Baker Park to learn more. (Note: As of March 20th, our Spring Guide Training is postponed until further notice. If you are interested in participating once we reschedule, please email info@nearbynature.org and let us know. Thanks!